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The Truth They Never Told You About Ronald And Nancy Reagan

Ronald Reagan was known for his fascinating career — from starting out as an actor to becoming the governor of California and, eventually, the president of the United States. But Ronald's love for his wife, Nancy, also enamored an entire nation. According to Biography, when Reagan entered the White House, his friend Charlton Heston called the love that the the two had for each other "the greatest love affair in the history of the American Presidency."

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    The Truth About Ronald Reagan's Relationship With His Wife, Nancy

    The Truth About Ronald Reagan's Relationship With His Wife, Nancy

    The couple endured a very eventful life together as well. Meeting each other while Ronald was the president of the Screen Actors Guild and Nancy was an aspiring actress looking to find work, the two found love from the moment they met. They would then go on to endure the challenges of being in the public eye for all of their lives, the complications that come with being president and first lady, an assassination attempt, and eventually Ronald's Alzheimer's in the later years of his life. Through it all, the two never lost their unbridled passion for one another.

    The Truth About Ronald Reagan's Show Business Career

    The Truth About Ronald Reagan's Show Business Career

    During his two terms as president (1981-1989), Ronald Reagan personified a certain kind of American dream — the idea that a regular kid, born above a general store in a small town in Illinois, could become not only famous but rise to the loftiest imaginable office. It was the kind of story tailor-made for the excesses of the 1980s, when countless Americans believed that fame and power were within reach, if only they could catch a break or two. But Reagan's story was a singular one.

    Why Nancy Reagan Became Obsessed With Astrology

    Why Nancy Reagan Became Obsessed With Astrology

    One of a number of first ladies who could be described as somewhat eccentric, Nancy Reagan was much more Hollywood starlet than middle American housewife. According to Timeline, the Reagans' image as clean-cut, upstanding Christians almost endured through his two terms as president. The Iran-Contra affair, however, exposed some duplicity underneath the clean exterior. That's when his administration sold weapons to Iran in flagrant violation of an arms embargo imposed by the very country he was running, according to the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. That, in turn, would lead to exposure of another quirk about the Reagans. After being ousted in fallout of the Iran-Contra affair, Reagan's former chief of staff, Donald Regan, published his 1988 tell-all book For The Record, in which he revealed "the most closely guarded domestic secret of the Reagan White House."

    Questionable Things About Ronald Reagan's Presidency

    Questionable Things About Ronald Reagan's Presidency

    Though Ronald Reagan left office over three decades ago in 1989, he is still one of the most well known and popular presidents. Republicans today still see him as one of the best presidents in history and still champion his ideals on the campaign trail (via the Miller Center). Reagan was incredibly popular during his presidency, winning reelection in 1984 by getting 49 out of 50 states in the electoral college. Many people give him credit for helping the United States "win" the Cold War against the evil empire of the Soviet Union, and his political legacy towers over the executive office decades later.

    Here's Who Inherited President Ronald Reagan's Money After He Died

    Here's Who Inherited President Ronald Reagan's Money After He Died

    Born in Illinois in 1911, Reagan came from a humble family. His father was a shoe salesman and his family lacked many basic amenities when he was growing up including indoor plumbing and running water. By 1937, however, he managed to find success as a radio news reporter and then started an acting career. He would go on to become a prolific actor appearing in more than 50 movies, as reported via History.

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